A 4 bedroom period house of 3,100 sq ft occupying a peaceful setting on a secluded 1 acre plot within a 10-15 minute walk of the railway station and town centre. Great Haywards is believed to have been built at the end of the Middle Ages possibly as early as 1450 on empty heathland between the villages of Lindfield and Cuckfield in the manor of Heyworth & Trubwick as England recovered from the Black Death and War of the Roses. The house predates the town and even before the battle between the Roundheads and Cavaliers during the English Civil War in 1642 which took place on Muster Green which the farm must have adjoined during the same period. The owners have written a brief history of the house (based only on their own extensive research) and we also have a report by The Wealden Buildings Study Group which are available via links for inspection.
The property is a 4 bay timber framed Hall House of immense character and still retains several fireplaces which include two Inglenooks, exposed floorboards, wall and ceiling timbers internally with some brick, render and timber external elevations. The house has been very well cared for but would now benefit from some updating and offers potential for some alteration if required subject to the necessary planning consents.
The rooms are all of a good proportion and ceiling heights and timbers are higher than would be expected of a house of this age and all have their own unique features. Worthy of a special mention is the dining room with its very wide Inglenook fireplace with bread ovens and exposed timbers and the main living room which is triple aspect and also has a rather lovely stone fireplace. The bedrooms are all of a double size with several fireplaces, exposed timbers and views over the gardens.
|Grade II listed 15th Century farmhouse||Tucked away down a narrow gravelled lane|
|10-15 minute walk of railway station and town centre||Occupying a secluded plot of approximately 1 acre|
|Character features and good ceiling heights throughout||Exposed oak timbers, floorboards and panelling|
|Several impressive fireplaces including 2 Inglenooks||Believed to be one of the oldest houses in the town|
|Wonderful gardens with orchard and pond||Driveway with timber framed cart lodge|